Apple love their secrets and this instance is no different. Although the big
cheese, I mean fruit, have yet to confirm anything officially, signs point to Thursday, May 19th as a day to mark down in your calendars.
Why? What has made you put your conspiracy hat on GSM Arena? We’ll sources say somethings afoot and it makes sense to pin it down to the 19th as the start of something, as this marks the Apple Store’s 10th anniversary.
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Motorola just can’t keep this baby on a short leash before the official announcement. The DROID X2 has already leaked numerous times in the past few weeks. There is almost no detail that hasn’t become clear already – specifications, pictures and even the release date.
What’s the today’s leak about then? It’s the Motorola DROID X2 manual, uploaded directly on the Motorola’s official support website. Read more »
The rumor of a 10” Android tablet has re-emerged, this time with more details and a couple of screenshots too. The tablet, named as the HTC Puccini, sports a WXGA (1280 x 800) screen and runs Honeycomb according to some specs from a leaked ROM.
Aside from the bigger screen, the Puccini tablet should also pack more processing power thanks to the confirmed dual-core Snapdragon inside. Read more »
The popular developer PopCap Games has just announced that it will be bringing a couple of titles to the Android world this month. We are talking about the puzzle game Chuzzle, which is already available and the extremely successful Plants vs Zombies lane tower defense game, which should come in two weeks’ time.
Both titles will be exclusively available on the Amazon App Store for the first two weeks of their Android existence and will be offered for free in the first 24 hours. Read more »
Chrome OS R12, which should be the version the first “Chromebooks” ship with, has just entered the beta status of its development. The beta release brings security fixes, new features (including the improvements from Chrome browser v12) and bug fixes, including an Angry Birds related improvement which deserves a category of its own.
Here’s what improvements made their way into Chrome OS v12 beta: Read more »
We’ve just completed the first of our dedicated Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II battery tests. We decided to start with the dedicated video playback test and we have to admit, we are pretty pleased with the results.
The new Samsung flagship went through the pretty good 8 hours and 5 minutes of video playback before its battery level dropped to 10%, at which point the video player automatically switched off. Read more »
Japan’s largest carrier, NTT DoCoMo, just unveiled its new smartphone lineup and as expected the MEDIAS WP N-06C made its first public appearance. The watertight super slim Android device measures an unbelievable 7.9mm all over its body, but for the 5 megapixel camera lens, which protrudes to 9.7mm.
The MEDIAS WP N-06C packs a 4” FWVGA touchscreen and offers support for 14Mbps network transfers. Unfortunately, it only works on FOMA networks so taking one back to your home-country is not an option. Read more »
It’s been a long and tedious ride back to online-hood for the PSN but it seems that it’s finally getting up and running. The amount of countries where the PSN is operational again is huge and ranges across 5 continents. Along these are Europe, Australia, parts of Asia and South and North America.
The other bit of news is that Japan, PSN’s homeland, has refused to turn the ‘ON’ switch on the network until assurance has been made that the necessary precautions and counter-hacking measures have been taken. Read more »
Mike Elgan argues an interesting case and we’d have to agree with him. The potential for failure that comes with Chrome OS and the new Google Chromebooks, is strong. To many, it might be fair to say that Windows is the OS we most commonly live with, despite its many, many flaws; the OS we love to hate if you will and Google feels it’s time to give the people an OS they can be proud of.
Of course Microsoft have the enviable position of having the dominant OS across both the business and personal computing markets and one that Apple and Google would both surely kill for. But what does it take to knock Windows off the top spot? Google think their new way of doing things is the way of the future. A cloud based computing service where all your files, personal information and what-not are suspended in the cloud; the biggest draw being that if your computer were to fail, you lose nothing and could instantly pick up where you left off. Read more »
If your a fan of Google’s I/O events each year, but got caught short and ended up missing out on watching the big announcements unfold live, good news! Both the Keynotes and sessions from the 2011 event are now up and online for your viewing pleasure, available from the Google Developers YouTube Channel, here.
This years I/O conference was attended by nearly 1 million developers and was live-streamed over 161 countries worldwide. The focus of day 1′s Keynote was Android. Read more »
No, this is not a joke! I humbly present to you the phone with the shortest spec sheet in well over a decade. In a time, when smartphones boast dual-core processors and HD cameras, John’s Phone has ONLY one function – it can make phone calls.
Now on with those specs. The phone has quad-band GSM support so it will work just about anywhere in the world, except for Korea and Japan. It has only one ringtone complete with a vibration function. A small screen on top of the device displays the inbound and outbound numbers in a call. It also shows a rather unique battery indicator. The manufacturers claim talk time of up to 6 hours and a three week standby for the device which is powered by a 1200 mAh battery. Read more »
It may come as no surprise that a Nokia handset is seen in a futuristic time where robots are the new heavyweight boxing fighters. The Finnish company is obviously here to stay, Symbian or not.
The unknown Nokia prototype has been spotted in a trailer of the upcoming soon movie Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman (you know Wolverine from X-Men) Read more »
Credit card giant Visa plans to roll out the most extensive digital wallet system ever attempted by a credit card processor, bank or carrier that will focus on NFC in its implementation across Canada and the US. To kick the service off they need to see a greater adoption of NFC readers from merchants, those willing to pay transaction fees back to Visa or its partner banks whilst using the service.
Visa already uses NFC readers (about 150,000 of them) in conjunction with its PayWave service but this new scheme sees Visa make far greater use of its existing reach. There are currently over 1.8 billion Visa cards in use worldwide, usable at over 30 million stores, with more than 50% of credit card transactions in the US being handled by Visa followed by MasterCard, American Express and Discover as the next largest companies. Read more »
For all the fans of Samsung and Angry Birds, here is a video which I stumbled upon in YouTube featuring the upcoming, AT&T bound Samsung Infuse 4G and the theme song from the popular mobile game which got me particularly excited.
As we already told you, the Samsung Infuse 4G comes with Angry Birds preloaded and features a hidden level Read more »
Do you own a Flash capable Android gadget? In case you do, then you have an update waiting for you. The Adobe’s Flash Player is now upgraded to version 10.3 resolving some previous issues and bringing lots of fixes, security updates and a few optimizations.
There is support for all Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.01-based devices. Read more »